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Office Hour with Jim Englert

Jim Englert (Gilt)
Office Hour Table B

I’m happy to discuss:

  • Gilt’s use of Riak to help solve a variety of issues including disaster recovery and data availability across data centers
  • Scala
  • The cake pattern
  • Gilt’s take on a service oriented architecture
  • Personalization infrastructure
  • Real time event processing

Jim Englert


Jim Englert is a Lead Software Engineer at Gilt, where he focuses on improving email- and Facebook-related initiatives and personalized shopping experiences for the company’s millions of customers. Since joining Gilt in 2010 he has helped to launch Insider, Gilt’s ground-breaking customer loyalty program; brand-new SEO initiatives; and a host of other projects. He codes primarily in Scala but also works with various front-end and user-interface technologies. Prior to joining Gilt, Jim was a software engineer at Quality Health in Jersey City, N.J. and Technology Services Group in Chicago, Ill. He received his undergraduate degree in computer science from the University of Illinois in 2006.


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